2015 Trendspotters – Hometown Inspiration
News, Top Life, Top Trends
May 14, 2015
Identifying and leading trends is an integral part of being a Silestone Trendspotter, and the newest Trendspotters did not disappoint! As part of their first meeting with Cosentino this week in New York, each of our 6 designers prepared trends and insights from their home markets to share.
Overarching themes this year incorporated variations on pattern, a focus on texture and accessories, and natural imperfections. All of the Trendspotters talked about telling a story with their materials. Below you can see how these concepts are played out very differently market by market.
Theresa Casey, Toronto
To kick off our Trendspotter presentations, Theresa Casey showed the Canadian “mosaic” of cultures that personifies the diversity of design in Toronto. She showed how European, Indian, and Asian cultures have caught hold and provided a vibrant canvas for Canadian designers to work upon.
See her full inspiration board.
Christopher Kennedy, Palm Springs
For his Palm Spring trends, Christopher brought the 50’s and 60’s to new heights by marrying old Hollywood glamour with a relaxed attitude that is quintessential to the area. His color palate gravitated toward crisp whites paired with vibrant greens and blues.
See Christopher’s full board here.
Cheryl Kees Clendenon, Gulf Coast
Cheryl spoke to the challenge of reinterpreting coastal design in her home market of the Gulf Coast. She gravitated toward deep, rich jewel tones as well as creating non-traditional color palates to keep design fresh.
See Cheryl’s full board here.
Drew McGukin, New York
Drew’s thoughts for his New York City design market were all about inorganic pattern. The idea of moving toward surfaces that could continue from countertop to backsplash to cabinetry also intrigued him.
See more patterns on Drew’s full board here.
Denise McGaha, Dallas
For Denise, the Fashion industry is a main source of inspiration. Each project she starts takes it’s feel from a piece of fashion that she then translates to the space. Gorgeous color pairings like deep greens and vibrant yellows inspired Denise as well.
See her inspiration board here.
Steffany Hollingsworth, Santa Fe
Steffany’s hometown trends brought a surprising blend of cultures that might not be what you envision when you think of the American Southwest. She showed how the traditional reds and orange color blocking of New Mexico has been married with Eastern influences and more to inform understated design.
See her board here.
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